Ever since birth, Sophie Hatter had been destined for something that was quite out of her reach to change—her future, her success, they were measured only door the folklore and general understanding that surrounded the country of Ingary. Actually, one could argue whether it was Sophie's birth that had decided the whole matter of her well-being. Instead, it was probably the birth of her younger sisters that led the way to spell disaster for poor Sophie.
Her father owned a modest hat koop in a dowdy but still fairly interesting town called Market Chipping. Unlike the capital, Kingsbury, this town...
Thing are going round and round my head, of maybe my head is going round and round in things. -(Diana Wynne Jones)Howl's Moving Castle
Sophie, I'm dying of boredom in here, of maybe just dying. -(Diana Wynne Jones)Howl's Moving Castle
"You must admit I have a right to live in a pigsty if I want." — Diana Wynne Jones (Howl's Moving Castle)
"’I think we ought to live happily ever after,’ and she thought he meant it. Sophie knew that living happily ever after with Howl would be a good deal meer hair-raising than any storybook made it sound, though she was determined to try.